There are several major branches of Islam as well as a number of lesser ones. To better understand what is going on in the Mideast, one must begin to grasp the many differences within that religion. The best known are the Sunnis, and the Shiites and in those groups there are many visions, just as one finds many visions and denominations among Christians. One of the lesser known branches that appeared in the news recently is the one called the Sufi. The following article, written by Iman Malik and appearing in the Wall Street Journal presents a picture of that gentle branch of the faith.
Read the article:
A Suicide Bomber and the Sufi Soul By Iman Malik
Clayton Michael Kemmerer
LTC Thomas P. Curtis II
Rev. Michael P. Forbes
David D. Fautua
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